Police Barricades Set Along LES Route for Sunday’s Half Marathon
Police started installing metal barricades around the Lower East Side Wednesday night in anticipation of Sunday’s Half Marathon. Part of the route runs through the neighborhood just off the Manhattan Bridge.
Approximately 22,000 marathon runners will flow off the bridge onto Canal Street, then follow East Broadway to its termination at Grand Street, and up Columbia Street to the FDR.
Meanwhile, it’s a perfect storm of a traffic nightmare on the Lower East Side this weekend. Between the half marathon and the dismantling of the tower crane at One Manhattan Square on the waterfront, cacaphonous levels of horn honking are a certainty.